First Fortnight: Dance & Wellbeing Workshop with Gillie Kleiman

Thu 10 Jan 2019
13:00 - 15:00
€10 per workshop (Special Rate: book and pay in advance both workshops: €15). Reservations: / 01 855 8800. Reopens Jan 7 for bookings
The workshops are open to all.

Dance Ireland in partnership with dance artist Áine Stapleton and First Fortnight will offer two afternoon workshops focused on dance and well-being to kick-start the new year.

Curated by Áine Stapleton these workshops will be led by leading national and international experts in the field; Gillie Kleiman (UK) (Thursday 10 January) and Gwen Mc Hale (IRL) Thursday 17 January .

In this workshop, we will draw from my recent work Recreation to think about how to be at leisure. What does it mean to not-work, particularly in something called a workshop?
What ways of being and being-together can we inhabit or invent when we invest in a "leisure ethic"? Over the course of the session, we will work through some exercises in different configurations which might help us to embody and investigate what that could be for our practice and our lives. It will involve moving, making sound, working with touch, talking and listening.

About Gillie Kleiman 

Gillie Kleiman is an artist. Her work starts from interests in dance and choreography and manifests in performances, texts and events. Her activities take place in the fields of dance, live art and related disciplines. Her work often attends to questions of politics, pedagogy and participation. Her current focus is on non-professional performers and post-work life. Gillie has degrees in dance and performance and is near completion of a practice-based PhD in choreography. She received danceWEB scholarships in 2008 and 2013, an Artsadmin Artist’s Bursary (2012-2013), and was part of Sadler’s Wells’ Summer University (2011-2014). She is currently an associate artist with Dance4. Gillie lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne.

For further information:

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